The portal dedicated to the Addis Ababa Conference of the Oriental Orthodox Churches (held in the year 1965) was inaugurated by the Priests of Ethiopian Orthodox Churches in the United Arab Emirates. The event took place on June 20th Friday 2014, at Al Nasr Club in Dubai. More than 2500 Ethiopian youth participated in the conference. The Portal was inaugurated by the Fathers of the four different congregations of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the UAE. Rev Fr Abba Seiyfe Gabriel, Rev Fr Abba Gerima Ayalkebet, Rev Fr Abba Welde Gabriel and Rev Fr Gebre Hana were the Ethiopian Prelates who were present for the occasion and participated in the inaugural function of the Portal. A high-level delegation from the Ethiopian Consulate of UAE was present for the occasion.
In the second quarter of 2018, the Executive Council of OCP Society asked the Dept. of Church Research and Studies to revamp and convert the Addis Ababa Conference Portal into Oriental Orthodox Research Center.
OORC is a research initiative constituted under the Dept. of Church Research and Studies of the OCP Society.